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2018.11.02

Euglena completes Japan's first bio-jet diesel fuel production demonstration plant
Declared "GREEN OIL JAPAN" aiming to make Japan an advanced biofuel country
-Starting supply of next-generation biodiesel fuel in the summer of 2019, realizing paid flight with biojet fuel in 2020,
Contribution to SDGs "GOAL13: Specific Measures for Climate Change"

Euglena Co., Ltd.

Euglena Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Mitsuru Izumo) will open Japan's first bio-jet diesel fuel production demonstration plant (hereinafter referred to as the demonstration plant) in the Keihin coastal area of Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama on October 31, 2018. Completed in Yokohama City, Chiyoda Corporation (hereinafter Chiyoda Corporation), Itochu Enex Co., Ltd. (hereinafter Itochu Enex), Isuzu Motors Ltd. (hereinafter Isuzu Motors), ANA Holdings Co., Ltd. (hereinafter ANA Holdings), Hiroshima SDGs (Sustainable Development Targets Adopted at the United Nations Summit) * 1 "GOAL (Target) 13: Specific Measures for Climate Change" with the cooperation of the Automotive Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Promotion Council (hereinafter referred to as "Hiroshima Ren") As an initiative to contribute to "Isuzu," we are pleased to announce the new declaration of "GREEN OIL JAPAN," which aims to make Japan an advanced biofuel country.
* 1: At the United Nations Summit in September 2015, 193 member states of the United Nations set out to achieve in the 15 years from 2016 to 2030, "Ending poverty, protecting the earth, and all people. The goal of "universal action aimed at enabling the United Nations to enjoy peace and affluence."

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About the spread of biofuels in the world and the situation in Japan
 The SDGs enacted at the United Nations Summit in September 2015 stipulate "GOAL13: Specific Measures for Climate Change." In addition, the Paris Agreement, an international framework on climate change issues after 2020, agreed at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP) in December 2015, will provide CO 2 by 2030. Japan's goal is to reduce its main greenhouse gas emissions by 26% from 2013 levels.
 Under such circumstances, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), to which Japan is a member, agreed at the 2016 General Assembly that it would not increase CO 2 emissions after 2020, and it is regarded as a promising countermeasure. The introduction of bio-jet fuel is progressing in the United States, major EU countries, Canada and Australia, as well as Asian countries such as Singapore, Thailand, China and India. On the other hand, in Japan, paid flight using bio-jet fuel has not been realized, and the introduction of bio-jet fuel is currently delayed for major countries in the world.
 About 18% * 2 of biofuels for automobiles in the United States by 2022, 10% by 2020 in EU countries, the target is to use it as a breakdown of all automobile fuels * 3, but Japan By 2022, the target for introducing biofuels to replace gasoline and diesel is only a few percent * 4 per year.

Completion of Japan's first bio-jet diesel fuel production demonstration plant
 As the introduction of biofuels progresses around the world, on December 1, 2015, we will cooperate with Yokohama City, Chiyoda Corporation, Itochu Enex, Isuzu Motors and ANA Holdings to create a domestic biojet for 2020. Announced the start of a diesel fuel commercialization plan (hereinafter referred to as "domestic biofuel plan"). Construction of Japan's first biojet diesel fuel demonstration plant began on June 1, 2017, and was completed on October 31, 2018. The demonstration plant will start full-scale operation in the spring of 2019, and we plan to start manufacturing biojet diesel fuel using the Euglena

Paid flight of domestic biojet fuel by 2020 and start of supply of next-generation biodiesel fuel in the summer of 2019
 In addition to realizing paid flight with domestic biojet fuel manufactured at the demonstration plant completed this time by 2020, we will start supplying next-generation biodiesel * 5 fuel manufactured at the demonstration plant from the summer of 2019.Figure 2
 Next-generation biodiesel fuel was manufactured using the same raw materials and refining method as the demonstration plant as part of the "Research on Practical Use of Next-Generation Biodiesel" that we have been working on jointly with Isuzu Motors since June 2014. We conducted a performance test using generation biodiesel fuel and confirmed that it can be used with a content rate of 100% * 6​ ​without changing the engine * 7. In response to this result, Isuzu Motors will start a demonstration run by regular operation of the shuttle bus between Isuzu Motors Fujisawa Factory and Shonandai Station from December 2018, using fuel containing next-generation biodiesel fuel.

Isuzu Motors' "GREEN OIL JAPAN" Declaration Wrapping Bus 

About the new declaration "GREEN OIL JAPAN" that makes Japan an advanced biofuel country
Figure 3 In response to the introduction of biofuels in Japan, which lags behind the rest of the world, we have been working on the "domestic biofuel plan" together with the completion of this demonstration plant, Yokohama City, Chiyoda Corporation, Itochu Enex, Isuzu Motors, We are proclaiming "GREEN OIL JAPAN" with the slogan "Making Japan an advanced biofuel country" by further evolving cooperation with ANA Holdings and Hiroshiren (participating from June 2018).
 Under the "GREEN OIL JAPAN" declaration, biofuels manufactured at the demonstration plant will be introduced to mobile vehicles on land, sea, and air by 2020, and supporters who manufacture and use biofuels will be expanded throughout Japan by 2030. With the goal of establishing a biofuel business as an industry, we will work to contribute to the SDGs "GOAL13: Take concrete measures against climate change" through the realization of this goal. To that end, we will establish a commercial production system to produce 250,000 KL / year of biojet diesel fuel at 100 yen / L by 2025, and will supply 1 million KL / year of biofuel by 2030. I will aim.
 In addition, we are looking for cooperating organizations and companies that support the "GREEN OIL JAPAN" declaration and implement the use of biofuels, the supply of raw materials, and the spread of biofuels.
・ "GREEN OIL JAPAN" Declaration http://euglena.jp/greenoiljapan

 We will continue to contribute to solving social issues and to create a sustainable future.
 The details are as follows.

* 2: The US biofuel introduction target is set at 36 billion gallons in 2022, which is about 20% of the total US transportation fuel according to our estimation.
* 3: From "2014 Petroleum Industry System Survey and Research (Survey on Trends in Biofuels in Other Countries and System Operation of Sustainability Standards) Report" (Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.).
* 4: From "Regarding the status of examination of the notification of the Advanced Law concerning the introduction of biofuels" (Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Policy Division, Resources and Fuel Department).
* 5: Biodiesel fuel that can be used without burdening the engine of the vehicle even if the content is 100%.
* 6: Excludes additives (also used in fossil fuels).
* 7: This is a confirmation as an initial performance, and the durability will be confirmed in future demonstration runs.

<Japan's first bio-jet diesel fuel production demonstration plant and "GREEN OIL JAPAN" declaration>
■ Overview of bio-jet diesel fuel production demonstration plant
Location: 1-1, Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa (inside AGC Inc. Keihin Factory)
Site area: 7,787.6㎡
Manufacturing capacity: Nissan 5 barrels
Production volume: 125KL per year (quantity varies depending on test implementation status and maintenance occurrence status, etc.)
Manufactured items: Bio-jet fuel, next-generation bio-diesel fuel, bio-naphtha, etc.
Manufacturing technology: Biofuels ISOCONVERSION Process (commonly known as BIC process)
     * Licensed by Chevron Lummus Global / ARA
Total investment: Approximately 5.8 billion yen (including subsidies from Kanagawa Prefecture and Yokohama City)
Figure 5

(1) Reactor building: A facility that manufactures biojet fuel and biodiesel fuel from raw materials (euglena oil and waste cooking oil).
(2) Biofuel tank: A tank for storing manufactured biojet fuel and diesel fuel.
(3) Storage tank: A tank that stores biojet fuel and biodiesel fuel mixed with petroleum fuel.
④ Shipping place: Equipment for shipping completed biofuel.
(5) Office building: Contains offices for remote control within the demonstration plant and management and operation within the demonstration plant.
(6) Utility equipment: Equipment that supplies steam, compressed air, etc. to the demonstration plant.

■ About the "GREEN OIL JAPAN" declaration
 Under the slogan "Making Japan a developed country for biofuels," this is an activity declaration aimed at promoting the practical application of biofuels in Japan. The "GREEN OIL JAPAN" Declaration will be addressed as a declaration that is in line with the SDGs "GOAL13: Specific Measures for Climate Change."
 We support the "GREEN OIL JAPAN" declaration, and we are looking for cooperating companies (transportation-related, food and beverage-related, local governments, etc.) that will use biofuels, supply raw materials, and support the spread of biofuels. ..

 Inquiries regarding the "GREEN OIL JAPAN" declaration
 HP: http://euglena.jp/greenoiljapan "Inquiries about GREEN OIL JAPAN"

 

■ About the future role of each company
Euglena: Supply of Euglena oil and fat, operation of demonstration plant, supply of bio-jet diesel fuel
Yokohama City: Support for efforts to popularize biofuels in Yokohama City
Chiyoda Corporation: Biofuel utilization study at construction sites, technical study support for commercial plants
ITOCHU Enex: Procurement of biomass raw materials, consideration of biofuel use within the company group, consideration of supply of next-generation biofuel through the company's gas station network
Isuzu Motors: Continued evaluation by demonstrative use of next-generation biodiesel
ANA Holdings: Development cooperation for flight implementation with bio-jet fuel, consideration of use of next-generation biodiesel fuel within the company group
Hiroshima Self-Ren: Execution of Hiroshima "Your Green Fuel" project (construction of local production for local consumption model of next-generation biofuel for automobiles in Hiroshima)

Euglena Co., Ltd.'s biofuel
 Biofuels are renewable liquid fuels that theoretically emit less CO 2 than existing fossil fuels, and are becoming more widespread around the world, especially in Europe and the United States. On the other hand, conventional biofuels are mainly made from crops such as corn, sugar cane, soybeans, and palms, so problems such as competition with food and an increase in greenhouse gases due to deforestation have been pointed out.
 The bio-jet diesel fuel produced by our company is expected to be a highly sustainable fuel without causing problems such as competition with food and deforestation by using green mussel oil and waste cooking oil as the main raw materials. I am. In addition, it can be applied to existing engines that use fossil fuels without any problems, and it does not incur the large infrastructure costs required for the transition to alternative energies such as hydrogen and electricity. It may spread efficiently while maintaining the existing infrastructure, and its use may expand.

■ About Euglena Co., Ltd.
 In 2005, we succeeded in establishing the world's first edible outdoor mass culture technology for the microalgae Euglena (scientific name: Euglena) on Ishigaki Island. In addition to developing and selling functional foods and cosmetics that utilize Euglena and chlorella produced on Ishigaki Island, we are also conducting research toward the production of biofuels. Listed on TSE Mothers in December 2012. TSE First Section market change in December 2014. The management philosophy is "to make people and the earth healthy".

■ Others
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